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Enjoy the Club

From high-end wine tastings, to book launches for Australia’s most significant political authors - events at the National Press Club always make news.

Our program of speciality events has something for everyone. Enjoy the Club with friends and family, celebrate special occasions or simply enjoy an evening out together as you participate in masterclasses, live music and one-of-a-kind experiences. 

Upcoming Events

Greg Stott Trio

With Mark Sutton on Drums and Jason Varlet on bass

Happy Hour: 5pm - 6:30pm
Oyster Bar: 5pm - 7pm

Date: Thursday 8 AprilTime: Live music 6pm - 8:30pmLocation: The National Press Club of Australia

Jess High

Rising star of blues, jazz and soul

Happy Hour: 5pm - 6:30pm
Oyster Bar: 5pm - 7pm

Date: Friday 9 AprilTime: Live music 6pm - 8:30pmLocation: The National Press Club of Australia

Wayne Kelly

Local piano legend Wayne Kelly, swinging jazz and blues

Happy Hour: 5pm - 6:30pm
Oyster Bar: 5pm - 7pm

Date: Thursday 15 AprilTime: Live music 6pm - 8:30pmLocation: The National Press Club of Australia

Dave Goodman

Top Australian drummer, Sydney-based Dave Goodman, leads a trio with Brendan Clarke on bass and Greg Stott on guitar

Happy Hour: 5pm - 6:30pm
Oyster Bar: 5pm - 7pm

Date: Friday 16 AprilTime: Live music 6pm - 8:30pmLocation: The National Press Club of Australia

Steve Allen & Greg Stott

Brazilian, Flamenco and classical meets jazz. Guitar duo

Happy Hour: 5pm - 6:30pm
Oyster Bar: 5pm - 7pm

Date: Thursday 22 AprilTime: Live music 6pm - 8:30pmLocation: The National Press Club of Australia

John Mackey Group

One of Australia’s top saxophonists

Happy Hour: 5pm - 6:30pm
Oyster Bar: 5pm - 7pm

Date: Friday 23 AprilTime: Live music 6pm - 8:30pmLocation: The National Press Club of Australia

Bri Cowlishaw Duo

Sublime jazz vocalist

Happy Hour: 5pm - 6:30pm
Oyster Bar: 5pm - 7pm

Date: Thursday 29 AprilTime: Live music 6pm - 8:30pmLocation: The National Press Club of Australia

Greg Stott Trio with special guest Bri Cowlishaw

Swinging guitar jazz with a special appearance by sublime jazz vocalist Bri Cowlishaw

Happy Hour: 5pm - 6:30pm
Oyster Bar: 5pm - 7pm

Date: Friday 30 AprilTime: Live music 6pm - 8:30pmLocation: The National Press Club of Australia

Meet the Chiefs - Chief Information Officer


Meet The Chiefs enables industry to receive briefings directly from Government, Service and Departmental Chiefs.


Mr Stephen Pearson

Mr Stephen Pearson commenced as Chief Information Officer (CIO) in February 2018.

A consistent, results-driven global CIO and IT executive, he has proven ability to deliver sustainable transformational change through positive influencing, the close collaboration of IT and business stakeholders, and effective leveraging of technology as a key business enabler.

As Defence CIO he is responsible for:

  • secure and integrated single information environment which supports Defence’s business and military operations;
  • providing strong leadership of the people and financial resources within the Group; and
  • making a significant leadership contribution in relation to security, both for the Defence organisation and at a whole of government level.

Prior to joining the Australian Public Service, Stephen’s career encompassed diverse industry sectors including mining services, supply and logistics, retail, airlines, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare and professional services.

He has a strong record of success in developing and implementing IT strategies, operating models and technology solutions (digital, ERP) in complex global business environments. He is experienced with both centralised and distributed IT functions, and is an advocate of organisation change management to complement technology initiatives.

After spending a number of years successfully delivering major business change initiatives at Air Canada, Qantas, Coles and Newcrest Mining, he was the global CIO of Orica during a time of great change in the industry and the organisation. He has also been an independent advisor to Toll Group, Ausenco and Oil Search leadership, supporting their respective transformation programs. Prior to joining Defence, Stephen was CIO and Head of Transformation at Lattice Energy.

His vision for the future is for the successful delivery of effective, flexible, innovative and scalable ICT solutions and services to support our current and future integrated Defence capability to defend the country and its interests.

Stephen graduated from the University of Central Queensland with a Bachelor of Business Studies in 1977 and is a Chartered Accountant.

He is married with two children, a daughter and a son. He enjoys tennis, keeping fit, travelling, wine, music and watching most sports, particularly rugby union where he is a Foundation Member of the Melbourne Rebels.


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For table and sponsorship bookings, email: chris.stephens@glengarryadvisory.com.au 

Date: Tuesday 11 MayTime: 1.00pm startLocation: National Press Club of Australia

Meet The Chiefs - Defence Secretary & Chief of the Defence Force

Meet The Chiefs enables industry to receive briefings directly from Government, Service and Departmental Chiefs.


Mr Greg Moriarty

Mr Moriarty commenced as Secretary of the Department of Defence on 4 September 2017.

Mr Moriarty first worked in Defence from 1986 to 1995, primarily in the Defence Intelligence Organisation. He also served in the Headquarters of the United States Central Command in the Persian Gulf during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Prior to his appointment as the Secretary of Defence, Mr Moriarty held senior roles in the Prime Minister's office, first as the International and National Security Adviser and then as Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

In June 2015 Mr Moriarty was appointed Commonwealth Counter-Terrorism Coordinator in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Mr Moriarty was responsible for coordinating and implementing Australia's counter-terrorism arrangements, in close partnership with the States and Territories.

Mr Moriarty has extensive experience within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Mr Moriarty served in a number of senior roles, including as Deputy Secretary (2015), Ambassador to Indonesia (2010-2014), First Assistant Secretary, Consular Public Diplomacy and Parliamentary Affairs Division (2009-2010), Assistant Secretary, Parliamentary and Media Branch (2008-2009), Ambassador to Iran (2005-2008), Assistant Secretary, Maritime South East Asia Branch (2002-2005), and as the Senior Negotiator with the Peace Monitoring Group on Bougainville.​

Mr Moriarty holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours from the University of Western Australia and a Masters Degree in Strategic and Defence Studies from the Australian National University. He is married with two children. Mr Moriarty has studied Indonesian and Tok Pisin.
 

General Angus J. Campbell, AO, DSC 

General Angus Campbell joined the Australian Army in 1981, graduating from the Royal Military College - Duntroon in 1984. He was assigned to the Royal Australian Infantry Corps and initially served as a platoon commander in the 3rd Battalion (Parachute), The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR).

He then served in troop and squadron command appointments within the Special Air Service Regiment. In 2001 he was appointed the Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR). While in command, the battalion group deployed to East Timor, as a component of the United Nations Transitional Administration East Timor.

General Campbell has also served in a range of staff appointments including as Aide-de-Camp to the Chief of Army, as a strategic policy officer in Army Headquarters, an instructor at the Australian Command and Staff College and as Chief of Staff to the Chief of the Defence Force.

In late 2005, he joined the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet as a First Assistant Secretary to head the Office of National Security and was subsequently promoted to Deputy Secretary and appointed to the position of Deputy National Security Adviser. In these roles he was responsible for the preparation of advice to the Prime Minister on national security matters and coordinating the development of whole-of-government national security policy.

Upon his return to the Australian Defence Force in early 2010 he was appointed to the rank of Major General and led the Military Strategic Commitments staff in Defence headquarters until January 2011, when he assumed command of Australian forces deployed in the Middle East Area of Operations. He subsequently served as Deputy Chief of Army from February 2012 to September 2013, when he was promoted to Lieutenant General to command the Joint Agency Task Force responsible for the implementation of Operation Sovereign Borders.

On 16 May 2015, he was appointed Chief of the Australian Army. General Campbell was subsequently promoted and appointed to command of the Australian Defence Force on 7 July 2018.

General Campbell holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of New South Wales, a Master of Philosophy in International Relations from Cambridge University and he is a graduate of the Australian Army Command and Staff College.

General Campbell’s hobbies include hiking, distance running, military history and gardening. He is married to Stephanie and they have two adult children.

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*National Press Club Car Park and Member’s Door access code will be emailed to registered attendees.

For table and sponsorship bookings, email: chris.stephens@glengarryadvisory.com.au 

Date: Thursday 15 JulyTime: Coffee/tea and Registration starts at 12.00pm in the National Circuit level lobby Location: National Press Club of Australia

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